CLASP 100 club report

At the lunch time break on CLASP’S field walking day at Whitehall the draws were held for the first six months of the Club’s existence. Due to the COVID- 19 pandemic this was the reason for so many monthly draws. First winner was Chris Mawby [April], followed by Stephen Young [May], John Baxter [June], Anthony Kesten [July], Norman Garnett [August], and John Baxter [September]. The first six months of the Club have raised £490 clear profit.

Autumn 2020 newsletter available.

The Autumn CLASP Newsletter has now been published. Features include an update from the Organising Committee Chairman, notice of the AGM on 21st October (by Zoom), an Archaeological Report from Steve Young on the Fieldwalking in September and a number of interesting reports and articles by Members.


New premises required – a plea for help!

CLASP have been told by its landlord that, owing to their business situation, we must vacate our field centre within the next year! This has come as an extreme shock to us as it means that we could be ‘homeless’, accompanied by several tonnes of archaeological artefacts!

We are appealing for anybody who has available premises in an  area within 10 to 15 miles of Weedon to consider letting them to us. Ideally we would need a minimum of 100 sq metres with an electrical supply and access to a toilet. We could pay a small rental charge and as we are a registered charity there would be an exemption for business rates.  More information and contact details.

Trustees Required

CLASP urgently requires new people both from inside and outside of the charity to be appointed as Trustees.
Look here to find out more about the role.

CLASP brings local archaeology enthusiasts together to investigate their local past.

Our members, all volunteers, are technically led by our professionally qualified Archaeological Director, himself a volunteer. Members are encouraged and enabled to learn skills for themselves, both formally and ‘in the field’, to become confident and self-sufficient in all aspects of archaeological investigation.

CLASP also provides talks and lectures as part of its commitment to encouraging local communities to ‘own’ their archaeological heritage.

Join us! (It’s only £10 per annum!)


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CLASP Conference 2016 online
Watch the videos of the proceedings (on Vimeo): nine talks plus the welcome and panel discussion.


Archaeology – Back To Our Roots
This illustrated account of the Whitehall Farm Roman Villa excavation was published in the spring 2018 edition of Gridline, a publication for National Grid’s grantors and landowners.


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